Category: Money

Australian Gun Laws

Australian Gun Laws

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has concerns over a media report that an influential minor party asked the U.S. gun lobby for donations in order to undermine Australian gun laws. In a documentary about Al Jazeera it shows One Nation party officials flying to the United States for a meeting with the National Rifle Association and other pro-gun interests last […]

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Minnesota Child Care Fraud

Minnesota Child Care Fraud

The states legislative auditor released a report on the fraud in the states child care program today. This report follows allegations that money from this program was being set to overseas terror organizations. Minnesota lawmakers asked for the report after TV reports last year that fraud in the Minnesota Child Care Assistance Program was nearly $100 million annually.

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College Bribery

College Bribery

Manuel Henriquez is stepping down as the head of a Silicon Valley hedge fund after being part of a college bribery scheme.On Tuesday, Henriquez was arrested in New York City and released on $500,000 bail. Fifty people have been charged in the scandal for bribing colleges to get their children in top colleges. Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are of […]

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United Healthcare Rebate

United Healthcare Rebate

United Health Care is expanding a program that passes rebates directly from drugmakers to consumers. Starting next year, all employer-sponsored health care plans that use UnitedHealthCare must give pass point-of-sale discounts to consumers. The Minnetonka based insurer says the initial direct-rebate program has lowered costs by $130 per prescription.

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Trump Medicare Cuts

Trump Medicare Cuts

President Trump is facing harsh criticism for steep Medicare payment cuts to hospitals proposed in his new budget. The budget calls for $845 billion in Medicare spending reductions over the next 10 years. The White House says this is a better use of taxpayers’ dollars. As presidential candidate, Trump pledged not to cut Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid.

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President Trumps Budget

President Trumps Budget

President Donald Trump 2020 budget proposal will include $8.6 billion for the boarder wall with Mexico. This $8.6 billion is an addition to the billions of dollars Trump wants to build the board wall when he declared a national emergency last month. The budget is also proposing cuts in discretionary spending, such as foreign aid and in welfare and reforms […]

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Google Walk Out

Google Walk Out

Hundreds of Google employees will participate in a “walk out” Thursday morning in protest of the company’s management of high ranking executives accused of sexual misconduct. This comes only one week after a New York Times story explained allegations regarding sexual misconduct against Google’s software creator, Andy Rubin. This is only the latest installment of backlash against female exploitation in […]

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What would you do with $1.6 Billion?

“Tonight’s Mega Millions Jackpot is worth a record breaking $1.6 Billion.”   The Mega Millions ticket had millions of Americans dreaming about quitting their jobs this morning, but only one lucky buyer in South Carolina can actually hand in their letter of resignation. For the rest of you back to work, and keep asking yourself the 1.6 billion dollar question, […]

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Minnesota Schools Awarded Mental Health Grant

Minnesota Schools Awarded Mental Health Grant

The Minnesota Department of Human Services awarded $33 million in grants to health providers to bring mental health services to a majority of Minnesota schools. $11 million will be awarded each year over 3 years in order to offer early identification and services to schools. Services from the program include assessment, care coordination, and trainings. Linked mental health programs are […]

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Minnesota sues Florida charity

Minnesota sues Florida charity

Minnesota attorney general Lori Swanson filed a lawsuit Wednesday against a Florida charity. This came after the charity allegedly misled donors to believe they were donating to benefit families of fallen police officers. The lawsuit claims American Federation of Police and concerned Citizens, Inc., collected donations totaling $425,000 from Minnesotans. However, Swanson claims only 9% actually went to the families. […]

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